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Dragons earn impressive road triumph over Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. – Playing on back-to-back night’s, Warren was impressive in going on the road and earning a 61-49 win over Bradford on Saturday.

Bradford jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter, but the Dragons came storming back, thanks to four 3’s from Devin McMeans.

“I’m proud of the kids because we came out and played with a lot of energy, we just had a slow start offensively,” said Warren coach Jeff Berdine.

McMeans caught fire in the second, and the Dragons (10-9 overall) limited Bradford to just three points in the second quarter.

“Devin McMeans, offensively carried us in the second quarter,” Berdine said. “The group that was on the floor at that time did a great job moving the ball and making the extra pass. Credit to Devin for being ready to step up and knock down those shots when he had the opportunities.”

The third quarter belonged to Caleb Ei and Aidan Morrison offensively for the Dragons.

Ei scored eight points in the quarter and Morrison seven, as the Warren lead swelled to nine, 46-37.

“In the third quarter, we were able to take advantage of their big guy (Donny Pattison) being in foul trouble and were able to get the ball inside to Caleb quite a bit,” Berdine said.

The Dragons were able to put it away in the fourth, as Jake Kupchella scored seven of his team-high 15 points.

Kupchella had a strong all-around game with eight rebounds, six steals and four assists to go along with his points, while Griffin Suppa, Ei and Morrison had five boards apiece.

Tyler Gigliotti, Bradford’s leading scorer on the season, had a strong game with 21 points to pace the Owls (9-10).

Tom Bablak and Ben Berdine had 12 points each to lead a balanced effort in an 80-56 JV victory for the Dragons.

Warren closes out the regular season on Tuesday at Corry, then is poised to host a first round playoff game on Friday, most likely against Fort LeBoeuf.

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WARREN (61)

Morrison 2-5-5-9, Kupchela 7-1-1-15, McMeans 4-0-1-12, Ei 7-0-1-14, Suppa 1-2-3-4, Berdine 2-0-0-5, Grosch 0-0-0-0, Funari 1-0-0-2, Arnold 0-0-0-0, Rafalski 0-0-0-0, Bablak 0-0-0-0, Gustafson 0-0-0-0, Barnes 0-0-0-0, Totals 24-8-11-61

BRADFORD (49)

Babcock 3-0-0-8, Pattison 1-2-2-4, Schmidt 2-0-2-5, Gigliotti 7-7-7-21, Nuzzo 1-0-0-2, Manion 1-0-0-2, Knowlton 2-0-0-5, Kane 0-0-0-0, Bryant 1-0-0-2, Bruno 0-0-0-0, Dixon 0-0-0-0, Piscitelli 0-0-0-0, Totals 18-9-11-49

By Quarters

Warren 8 16 22 15 – 61

Bradford 18 3 16 12 – 49

Three-point FGs: Warren (5) – McMeans 4, Berdine; Bradford (4) – Babcock 2, Schmidt, Knowlton

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WARREN (80)

Arnold 4-2-2-11, Rafalski 3-0-0-6, Berdine 5-2-2-12, Bablak 4-4-6-12, Gustafson 3-2-2-10, Barnes 2-0-0-5, Hussey 2-1-2-6, Borger 0-0-0-0, Swanson 3-2-2-8, Vazquez 2-0-0-4, Salapek 2-1-2-6, Totals 30-14-18-80

BRADFORD (56)

Manion 7-3-5-17, Wilmoth 0-1-2-1, Dixon 1-0-0-2, Wesmiller 2-0-0-5, Gleason 2-0-1-4, Ward 0-0-0-0, Kane 0-0-0-0, McKay 0-0-0-0, Piscitelli 5-0-0-14, Austin 5-0-2-11, Roulo 0-2-2-2, Totals 22-6-12-56

By Quarters

Warren 20 15 28 17 – 80

Bradford 17 16 14 9 – 56

Three-point FGs: Warren (6) – Gustafson 2, Arnold, Hussey, Barnes, Salapek; Bradford (6) – Piscitelli 4, Austin, Wesmiller

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